Grateful Dead Live at William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary on 1978-04-15
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Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Friend Of The Devil
Brown Eyed Women
Let It Grow
Playing In The Band ->
Not Fade Away ->
Around And Around
One More Saturday Night
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Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo|
|Friend Of The Devil|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Let It Grow|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Around & Around|
|One More Saturday Night|
An excellent Miller SBD made this matrix very enjoyable
to do. The Wagner AUD is nice, and although distant at
first, it does improve and adds extra energy into an
already raging performance. Half-Step, Bertha> Good Lovin',
and the only Dew of '78 are highlights.
Thanks to Charlie Miller for the kind SBD, and to Bob wagner
for recording the AUD and David Minches for the transfer.
Artwork by Paul Gilbert - thanks!
The SBD needed to be pitched up between 2 and 7 cents starting at
Friend 'O through Sunrise. For the rest of the show the SBD had to be
pitched up 10 cents. The AUD on average had to be pitched down between
-2 and -5 cents until Playin', and for the remainder of the show, the
AUD was pitched up on average 3 cents. The AUD was synched to the SBD.
- Sonic Quality/Matrix ratio
No EQ was applied to either source. Waves L2 was used to avoid square
waves, the levels rarely hitting zero. If I had to guess, the SBD/AUD
ratio would be somewhere around 3:1.
The following are places where the SBD and AUD had splices, holes or
incomplete coverage in reference to the final matrix timeline.
s1t01 (0:00 - 0:52) - missing (crowd)
s1t01 (9:59 - 10:33) - missing (crowd)
s1t04 (7:07 - 7:25) - missing (crowd)
s1t05 (4:30 - 4:41) - missing (crowd)
s1t06 (5:17 - 6:00) - missing (crowd)
s1t08 (7:00 - 7:18) - missing (crowd)
s2t01 (0:00 - 0:39) - missing (crowd)
s2t03 (6:47 - 7:31) - missing (crowd)
s2t04 (7:28 - 7:46) - missing (crowd)
s2t08 (6:42 - 7:01) - missing
s2t10 (8:21 - 9:48) - missing (crowd)
s1t01 (10:38 - 11:13) - missing (crowd)
s1t03 (4:28 - 4:53) - missing (crowd)
s1t07 (14:27 - 14:44) - missing (crowd)
s2t03>4 (7:53 - 0:03) - missing first few notes
s2t04 (8:31 - 9:50) - missing (crowd)
s2t07 (2:07 + 2:10) - eliminated dropouts
s2t08 (0:26 - 0:35) - missing
Note that alot of the missing elements are just crowd segments, except
for the AUD missing the first few notes of Candyman, and both sources
missing sections of NFA, thankfully not in the same place, thus full
coverage is achieved.
- 2008-03-12 14:01:17
- See info file
- Williamsburg, VA
- Run time
- See info file
- Taped by
- See info file
- Transferred by
- Chris Chappell
Subject: Wow !!! - LIG, NFA > Dew... with Technical and Jerry Problems
Most notably, Jerry's singing is awful tonight, which is understandable with the post laryngitis problems he had been fighting much of the year and the pressure he was under to perform. And no one mentions it? Hmm. But there are too many rose colored glasses and too much Cool Aid in these reviews. Even an average show (again, pre-'84) should have 'ol Jer singing reasonably well. These reviews should have at least a modicum of objectivity in them, not the slobber I so often see. Many laud over the Half Step but, Jerry's bad vocals get in the way of the superb playing. If you can listen past it, and want to give this evening five stars, hey, you're a better man than me. It's a free country. Personally, I'd rather partake in and steer newbies, the unenlightened, and fans searching for "The Sound" to more pristine versions. Other than the Dew, which Jerry just tears up and is the only one from '78, I've panned all his other songs.
So let's get to the first set's only two highlights - El Paso and Let It Grow. Bob vocally does an excellent job on each and the playing is exceptional. And a good SBD helps tremendously. Everybody is clear, clean, and well balanced. But the real standout from the first set is Let It Grow as many have reviewed correctly. It's a keeper folks. And Donna sounds good tonight, which is always a nice extra.
Then we have the meat of the second which everyone acknowledges: NFA > Dew, which is the only thing I've kept in the second. They are definitely a segued pair for the collection. But there are technical problems that need to be discussed for those who have the ability to fix them.
The biggest problem in this matrixed NFA is a huge AUD splice that interrupts the fun. The loss of SBD is only slightly noticeable in the Happy Jack version, being well spliced. So I grabbed the Happy Jack copy and spliced it to this Dew. With an added dose of reverb, the board NFA is so good, you don't notice the change in uploaded versions, which is rare. But, the SBD has a slight flutter in one channel (a few times the flutter invades both) about 5 1/2 minutes into NFA which has to be manually adjusted for each slight flutter for about a two minute stretch. It took an hour to individually enhance each small loss of volume for those two minutes, which was a pain. But it's worth it, if you're as serious about your collection as I am.
Subject: It Happened On Parents Day!!!
Subject: Thomas Jefferson Would Be Proud
What great music has been produced in our 'Empire of Liberty.'
To me, the music of the Grateful Dead is musical frontier that has still not been passed, even these many years after Jerry's death.
Did you hear how pumped up he was during the opening 'half step' ???
Subject: What a great Road Trip
Subject: a must have
Subject: These Boards just Rock!
Subject: Hot from the start
Probably a 4.5 stars, i rounded up.